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The Tulip Vase

Most tulip vases distinguish themselves from other vases by multiple spouts or flower holes in which you can place the tulips. The shapes, sizes and number of spouts of the tulip vases vary widely: round, square, oval, fan- and heart-shaped, pagoda, obelisk and tulip statue. There are from less than 15 cm high up to 160 cm. The number of spouts varies from a few to dozens. And while the tulip vases were all made of ceramic in the 17th century, nowadays they are also available in glass and plastic.

Beautiful tulip vase as a gift

A new vase is always welcome and gives every interior a fresh detail. Whether for yourself or for someone else. Because a tulip vase is extremely suitable for all kinds of gift moments throughout the year and for men and women. You will always find a current and varied collection of Dutch tulip vases at Holland Design & Gifts. The webshop for the most beautiful and fun design home and fashion accessories from Dutch designers.

The tulip vases from Holland Design & Gifts

A vase is such a beautiful home accessory: beautifully combined with a bunch of flowers or bouquet, or without as a decorative detail. At Holland Design & Gifts you will find tulip vases in different styles, types and sizes. Surprising: stackable tulip vases by Bas van Beek en Heinen, a tulip tile by Royal Goedewaagen, but also a plastic flower block by Piet Design that you fold together yourself. In white, Delft blue and a whole range of colours. They have one thing in common: they are all designed by Dutch designers. Some are modern, others are classic and others are timeless tulip vases.

Tulip vase history

The tulip vase is a vase made to use cut flowers and tulips in particular, but mainly serves as a piece of decor. Tulip vases date from the seventeenth century, the time of King William III and his wife Mary Stuart. Then the first flower holders with spouts were made, possibly because Mary Stuart launched the fashion to bring fresh flowers into the house. The English princess had several vases made by Daniël Marot at Plateelbakkerij De Grieksche A in Delft. In the 17th century tulip vases came from Delft and were decorated with a Delft blue or Chinese decor. They were placed as showpieces in the middle of the table, even without flowers. At that time, tulips were more precious than gold and the tulip vase was a status symbol. It was not until a century later that this type of vase was referred to as tulip vases.

XXXL tulip vases

Large ones consist of stackable elements or floors, the total of which is sometimes more than one and a half meters high. A few flowers can be placed in the vase on each floor, always in a separate spout. The shape of some tulip vases is pagoda-like and seems to be inspired by the Porcelain Tower of Nanking. Other tulip vases look more like obelisks. In 2005 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam purchased two square tulip vases from the end of the 17th century. The vases each consist of ten elements and are almost 160 cm high. As far as is known, the Victoria and Albert Museum has the only other surviving set of great flower pyramids.

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Holland Design & Gifts houses an assortment of more than 100 Dutch designers. They design under their own name or for well-known Dutch labels such as Cor Unum, Royal Delft, Functionals, Goods and sometimes for foreign brands such as Hay and Alessi.